Printer was "leaking" ink. Found on the right side "huge" deposits of ink. Tried
cleaning out ink (what a mess) after talking out gobbes of ink, I hooked printer
back up to pc and I get the message, "cartridge carriage blocked" telling me
to close cartridge covers, turn off printer than turn back on. No go! I can turn
printer off and open the latch to the cartridges and move the container with
the cartridges back and forth, but will not work when printer is turned on. I can
not see anything blocking the cartridge carriage. Now, did I move something
inside and I was cleaning the ink deposits? Is it time to take to repair shop?
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Did you remove the plastic Seal undernith your ink Catridge, also check for any dry ink deposites where the yellow catridge sits in the catridge carriage box, if present use an alcohol cleaning pad to clean the carriage and re-install and verify.
I have found this model has a bad buildup of black ink in the right carriage bay chamber. With the printer on, open the carriage access lid and pull the power cord before the cartridge carriage can move all the way to the right side. Then gently push back the cartridge holder on the right if it's in your view, so you can see if there is a collection of black ink. The tri-color cartridge has a preventive bracket that doesn't seem to build as much as the black one. Anyway, once you've cleared any dripped ink cones or globs, plug the printer back in, turn it on, and if you get the Carriage Jam error one more time, press OK, and it should work well if that was the block on the carriage movement. I hope this helps you to get printing again.
The carriage is the unit that holds your ink cartridges, usually parked on the right side. When you have carriage stall or carriage jam you usually need to clean the clear plastic strip that runs across behind the carriage assembly, and make sure there are no scraps stopping the travel of the carriage.
there are two cartridge one is the ink cartridge which can be found on the left side of the printer (in front)and the other one is the head cartridge that can be found on the right side if you will open the printer cover that is the carriage check it if the flip cover is lock properly then try to reinsert the head cartridge..
yes, that is a carriage jam and not paper, the grinding is from the clean station that gets blocked with dried ink and cant move. you need to open the printer and clean the ink off of the clean station so it can clean properly and not cause a carriage jam.
The printer primes and cleans the cartridges when the cartridges go to the right side of carriage. Sounds like a cartridge has either leaked or you have used it enough the the ink pool is full, or you have layed the printer on its side or back. From experence, if ink is leaking out of the printer, your probley better off getting anithe printer. I have tried to take the covers off and clean inside print, and it is a messy job.